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rightful

right·ful

rightful

 
pronunciation:
raIt fl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having a legal or legitimate claim.
As he is the rightful owner of the property, he can do with it as he pleases.She was judged the rightful heir to the throne.
synonyms:
lawful, legal, legitimate
antonyms:
unrightful
similar words:
de jure, true
definition 2: being owned or held under a legal or legitimate claim.
The house is part of her rightful inheritance.
synonyms:
legal, legitimate, valid
similar words:
authentic, de jure, licit
definition 3: just, proper, or right, as a course of action.
The government's seizure of the weapons was deemed a rightful act.
synonyms:
authorized, just, lawful, proper, right, sanctioned
antonyms:
unrightful, wrongful
similar words:
allowable, condign, legit, permissible, valid
derivations: rightfully (adv.), rightfulness (n.)